Blogging to Reflect and Collect Memories

The blog world is odd. First of all, the fact that "the blog world" is a thing is odd. I've been blogging since 2009 and my blog and my vision for my blog have shifted time and time again. It all started as a place for me to just dump my thoughts, photos and memories not just as a place to look back on later, but to enjoy reflecting as I wrote those posts.

However, I also read blogs regularly. I've had to stop reading them as often than I once did due to lack of time as well as just plain trying to stay away from reading blogs too much. Here's the problem I have and I know I'm not the only one. I feel like the more I read other blogs the more competitive I feel with these bloggers who I don't even know! "Oh my gosh, how does she have 800 followers? She just started blogging a couple of months ago!" etc. Once in a while I still get those thoughts like, "Why isn't my blog (read: life) interesting enough to have a bazillion followers?" and then I'll sponsor a blog or two in hopes of getting more traffic. And then I'll stop when I realize how crazy I'm being.

There is nothing wrong with wanting readers or for creating a blog in hopes of it being a source of income. I think that's why a lot of new blogs are created and I am not bashing that. But that's not why I started blogging. Now, I've shifted my focus just a bit because my Design site is connected to my blog, so in a way it is a part of my business. Now. And I'm still trying to figure out what that means for this little blog of mine. Or if it really has to mean anything.

LifeAileen Barker2 Comments